Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Parrish brings out the best to Baldy

Moguls and speed in locals’ races

Andy Ware, Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation Freestyle program director, surveys the action during Friday’s Lane Parrish moguls competition on Baldy’s Upper River Run. Photo by Roland Lane

Having originated on Baldy in 1992, the Lane Parrish Memorial Combined race marked its 21st edition with two races at Sun Valley last weekend.

The event designed for locals that celebrates the end of the season benefits the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation (SVSEF) Freestyle team and Soldier Mountain Downhill.

The 2012 Parrish attracted 130 entries for Friday's mogul contest on Upper River Run—first time it has been held there—and Sunday's super giant slalom on Greyhawk.

"The weather the last couple of years has allowed us to decide the mogul venue at the final hour," said SVSEF Freestyle program director Andy Ware. "Competitors were really excited to be competing on Upper River this year."

Brody Buchwalter, 13, held off veteran competitor Olin Glenne, 37, to win the overall mogul title in the men's division. Katrina Harmon, 48, mother of freestyle team members Blake and Giselle Harmon, won the women's title.

Sunday's Super G titles went to 14-year-old Haley Cutler (68.03 seconds) and to recent Jackson Town Downhill runner-up Miles Fink-Debray (59.68) over Town Downhill winner Carl Rixon Jr. (60.93). SVSEF alpine coach Pat Savaria set the course.

This year's combined champions were 10-year-old Lily Fitzgerald for the women and Brett Deuter, 39, for the men.

Deuter was tied with Brody Buchwalter after the two events. The tie was broken by an arm wrestle match in front of hundreds who showed up for the Lane Parrish celebration and awards party at Apples.

Ware said, "Once again it took a community of skiers to pull off the event. There were thousands of dollars of prizes donated from local businesses and Monster Energy Drink. Thank you to everyone involved this year."

Donating prizes were Andy Ware, Scott USA, Smith Optics, Sturtevants, Sun Valley Co., Panache, Paul Kenny's, Formula Sports, SVSEF, Ketchum Grill, Press print and Jeff Page.

Parrish was a speed and bump skier and movie stuntman who died at 33 in a plane crash near Twin Falls in 1990.

Parrish overall results

With overall class finish in parentheses:

Men: 1—Brett Deuter (1) and Brody Buchwalter (1). 3—Alan Rickers (1). 4—John Reagle (1). 5—Tim Marsano (2). 6—Griffin Curtis (2). 7—Jack Rizzo (3). 8—Wyatt Minor (1). 9—Chris Rybak (3). 10—Alex LaFleur (2).

11—Pat Revallier (4). 12—Alvaro Jiraldo (3). 13—Will Griffith (4). 14—Blake Harmon (5). 15—Tobias Verheijen (6). 16—Bennett Snyder (7). 17—Shaw Dean (8). 18—Leonard Spivack (1). 19—Robert Reithner (2). 20—Charlie Snyder (9). 21—Christopher Pedersen (10).

Women: 1—Lily Fitzgerald (1). 2—Libby Kaiser and Madison Ferris (2). 4—Sage Curtis (4). 5—Katrina Harmon (1), Giselle Harmon (5) and Marit Kaiser (5). 8—Devon Brown (7). 9—Anhwei Kirk (8). 10—Lily Dean (9). 11—Noelle LaFleur (10).

Parrish SG racers, overall

(top 15 men, 10 women)

Men: 1—Miles Fink-Debray 59.68 seconds. 2—Carl Rixon Jr. 60.93. 3—Wes Powell 61.48. 4—KJ Savaria 62.54. 5—Will Harder 65.00. 6—Brett Jacobson 65.23. 7—John Campbell 65.44. 8—Will Snyder 65.73. 9—Cole Caulkins 65.95. 10—Austin Savaria 66.40. 11—Sean Murphy 67.65. 12—Scott Curtis 68.05. 13—Pat Revallier 68.22. 14—Brett Deuter 68.25. 15—Griffin Curtis 68.49 (48 racers).

Women: 1—Haley Cutler 68.03 seconds. 2—Sarah Mazzola 69.27. 3—Sage Rheinschild 72.95. 4—Madison Ferris 74.05. 5—Lily Fitzgerald 76.90. 6—Margot Griffith 77.00. 7—Allison Rathfon 77.57. 8—Royce Rheinschild 77.66. 9—Libby Kaiser 77.92. 10—Marit Kaiser 80.07 (24 racers).

Parrish SG by class

Men 80-plus: 1—Leonard Spivack, 82, 57.00.

Men 60-plus: 1—John Reagle 74.82. 2—Ned Lumpkin 86.60. 3—Robert Reithner 99.68.

Women 40-59: 1—Katrina Harmon 98.51.

Men 40-59: 1—John Campbell 65.44. 2—Sean Murphy 67.65. 3—Scott Curtis 68.05. 4—Pat Revallier 68.22. 5—Alan Rickers 69.45. 6—Ken Dreyer 72.63. 7—Tim Marsano 73.30. 8—73.30. 9—Greg Moore 75.57. 10—Greg Knutson 76.93. 11—Chris Rybak 82.54. 12—John Ewing 121.96.

Women ages 19-39: 1—Sarah Mazzola 69.27. DNF—Monique Thees.

Men ages 19-39: 1—Miles Fink-Debray 59.68. 2—Carl Rixon Jr. 60.93. 3—Wes Powell 61.48. 4—Brett Jacobson 65.23. 5—Brett Deuter 68.25. DNF—Olin Glenne and Nick Bowen.

Girls' ages 13-18: 1—Haley Cutler 68.03. 2—Margot Griffith 77.00. 3—Royce Rheinschild 77.66. 4—Pilar Pennell 80.57. 5—Isabella Welsh 82.16. DNF—Katelyn Rathfon.

Boys' ages 13-18: 1—KJ Savaria 62.54. 2—Will Harder 65.00. 3—Will Snyder 65.73. 4—Cole Caulkins 65.95. 5—Austin Savaria 66.40. 6—Griffin Curtis 68.49. 7—Emmett Say 69.76. 8—Brody Buchwalter 71.42. 9—Jack Rizzo 76.07. 10—Nathan Moses 83.83. DNF—Jack Knutson and Michael Levy.

Girls' 12-and-under: 1—Sage Rheinschild 72.95. 2—Madison Ferris 74.05. 3—Lily Fitzgerald 76.90. 4—Allison Rathfon 77.57. 5—Libby Kaiser 77.92. 6—Marit Kaiser 80.07. 7—Sage Curtis 81.50. 8—Lucy More 81.65. 9—Giselle Harmon 89.87. 10—Anhwei Kirk 90.99. 11—Katherine Lemma 91.32. 12—Lily Dean 98.53. 13—Devon Brown 113.26. 14—Noelle LaFleur 117.35. 15—Sarah Ewing 162.53.

Boys' 12-and-under: 1—Wyatt Minor 74.35. 2—Will Griffith 75.22. 3—Noah Leininger 75.66. 4—Bennett Snyder 80.15. 5—Shaw Dean 80.82. 6—Tobias Verheijen 80.98. 7—Alvaro Jiraldo 81.28. 8—Alex LaFleur 84.60. 9—Blake Harmon 85.19. 10—Charlie Snyder 89.62. 11—Shaw McCoubrey 94.18. DQ—Jamie Rollerson. DNF—Cooper Dart.

Lane Parrish moguls

Top men overall: 1—Brody Buchwalter 17 points (5.8 and 5.6 turns, 5.6 air). 2—Olin Glenne 16.4. 3—Jack Rizzo and John Reagle 15.8. 5—Brett Deuter 15.3. 6—Alan Rickers 14.75. 7—Tim Marsano 14.3. 8—Kyle Rafford 13.6. 9—Chris Rybak 13.3. 10—Michael Levy 13.25.

Top women overall: 1—Katrina Harmon 11.75 points (4.25 and 4.0 turns, 3.5 air). 2—Addison Rafford 9.65. 3—Aloe Orison 9.4 4—Giselle Harmon 9.2. 5—Eliza Marks 9.0.

Men 80-plus: 1—Leonard Spivack.

Men 60-plus: 1—John Reagle. 2—Robert Reithner.

Women 40-59: 1—Katrina Harmon.

Men 40-59: 1—Alan Rickers. 2—Tim Marsano. 3—Kyle Rafford. 4—Chris Rybak. 5—Pat Revallier.

Men 19-39: 1—Olin Glenne. 2—Brett Deuter.

Boys' 13-18: 1—Brody Buchwalter. 2—Jack Rizzo. 3—Michael Levy. 4—Griffin Curtis. 5—Chris Lentz.

Girls' 12-and-under: 1—Addison Rafford. 2—Aloe Orison. 3—Giselle Harmon. 4—Eliza Marks. 5—Sage Curtis. 6—Libby Kaiser. 7—Devon Brown. 8—Marit Kaiser. 9—Lily Fitzgerald. 10—Tatum Minor. 11—Madison Ferris. 12—Lily Dean. 13—Anhwei Kirk. 14—Noelle LaFleur. 15—Hannah Ferris. 16—Goldie Kirk.

Boys' 12-and-under: 1—Alex LaFleur. 2—Hunter Diehl. 3—Wyatt Minor. 4—Alvaro Jiraldo. 5—Blake Harmon. 6—Luke Rizzo. 7—Cooper Roquet. 8—Jamie Rollerson. 9—Tre Black. 10—Tobias Verheijen. 11—Ben Anderson. 12—Toby Rafford. 13—Bennett Snyder. 14—Will Griffith. 15—Jack Wojcik. 16—Logan Wojcik. 17—Axel Diehl. 18—Shaw Dean. 19—Charlie Snyder. 20—Christopher Pedersen. 21—Terrik Lloyd.

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